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>> president mazzucco i would like to call roll. >> please do. >> president mazzucco. >> present. >> vice president turman is in route. >> commissioner marshal? >> here. >> commissioner dejesus, in route. >> commissioner chan? >> present. >> commissioner kingsley is resigned. >> okay. >> and commissioner loftus? >> here. >> present. >> commissioner you have a quorum and also with us this evening is the chief of police, and the office of citizen complaints. >> welcome to the wednesday
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march 5th rkts 2014, police commission meeting and please call line item nup one >> consent, calendar, consent calendar, occ document, protocol, quarterly report, 4th quarter, 2014, request of the officer ecummins to accept a gift of $100 from mr. bill larson thanking him for recent acts of kindness, he will donate the said check to the march of dimes organization. >> also a request of officers cummins, carew caraway and durkin to accept a $20 subway sandwich gift card for the mrs. halloran for the recognition of the officer's kindness toward in a family in need 6789 >> you have in your packet, the occ document and protocol, and are there any corrections or concerns? >> no, corrections, but i just wanted to point out that i did notice that there are some
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documents that were late in production, or were not produced yet at all and i want to flag that. >> okay. >> as something that we want to monitor. >> and i see that we have the captain here so that we can work on that. >> okay. >> and with the reference to the request of officer cummins to accept a $100 gift that he will turn around and return to the march of dimes and the officers from apparently central station that are getting a $20 sandwich gift cards, i would like to ask the chief, could we avoid doing this and just having these officers just say no? >> well f they would like to have it, this is the process by which they ask to keep it. >> okay. >> and well, commissioners you have all of this in your packet, is there any questions regarding the memo. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> thank you very much. >> please call item number 2. >> general public, and the
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public is now welcome to address the commission regarding items that do not appear on tonight's agenda but are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission. and not to the commissioners or the personnel. >> under the rules of order, neither the police or the occ personnel or commissioners are required to respond to the questions presented by the public or make a brief response. >> individuals commissioners and police and occ personnel, should refrain from entering into debates or discussions with the speakers during public comment >> please limit your comments to three minutes. >> good evening, hello, my name is michael and i am a gay advocate and blogger. and i am here to talk about two things. and they both relate to the recent indictment of some
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police officers, and in october, of 2012, in this building, i mistakingly took a picture of a supervisor in a bathroom, within days, i had two sheriff's investigations on this case. the sheriff had one of the investigators coming to my house and i got e-mails showing that there was a big effort made by the sheriff to investigate the taking of a picture in a bathroom. within a month's time i was arrested. i had $25 bail set on my head for taking a picture. there is all range through so fast, the investigation, the indictment and, then the prosecution, okay? took eight months to resolve. why does this case, move so quickly through the justice system and yet these rogue cops
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or alleged rogue cops are allowed to carry out a campaign against the residents in sros and it takes years to bring them to a count and finally indict them. there is something wrong here when all of the resources that can come in for someone after taking a picture and then the cops with get away with a lot of alleged crimes. in april of last year, i filed a complaint with the office of citizen complaints about lack of disclosure, by the chief, on his website, regarding some gifts. >> ten months later, i got a letter back finally, from the occ. acknowledging that they have received my complaint. and they found some evidence, and they would like to set up a meeting with me. so i can go into the occ. and look at what they have uncovered. and we may eventually have a
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hearing between myself and the department. ten months, ten months, to investigate a relatively minor complaint about a sunshine matter and lack of disclosure at the police department website. that kind of delay is why it is one of the reasons that the police department and the occ have a real credibility problem with a lot of citizens in this town and it is going to take a lot more than a single press conference to say that the department is all shook up to regain some of that trust. and i asked that you consider expediting complaints with the occ, thank you. >> next speaker? >> good evening. >> i hope that everybody is doing well. >> just to go real quick. listen, we all know how i feel and i hate crime, and terrorism
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and corruption and i love hard core law enforcement on all levels. so, you know how i feel, and you know what i want, and bring in the hard core law enforcement like i want, all right? and keep standing tall. >> okay, next speaker. >> ace? >> okay, how are you doing, sir? >> good, and i will mention to the chief in the hallway, i didn't come to beat a dead horse down but i did come to say that there is a good example and there are a few bad apples in every fixture of life and there are a few bad actors in the community and don't feel bad and i come mend everybody that is going forward with this issue. as you see here,vy been documenting the police commissions and meeting for a long time and i go back to we have african american shots by the policemen in our community. >> and it seems when the police shoot the black people and
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there is no give back to that. but i do appreciate alleged officers, thus, on the camera. and coming to the chief coming forthwith you. >> but i want to show a parallel. and i have a history of at least ten, and the police have participated with the rogue communities, and they have problems, and all of these different issues that we participated as an activist, and but they call the police and the police come in without no knowledge and you know what, because there is no community police and i told you that sir, this is nothing that you should arrest me for. but i was on the police commission, excuse me, the police african american police relationship board. >> and i have an article here when the mayor men was talking
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about way back in 206, and we have been up on the record and here i am asking for an internal investigation of northern station, why? >> well, you guys changed your captain more than we change the underwear, this particular captain i do not have a champions to sit down with them but i have the problems with the police and the officers if you run through the tapes and i did not get nobody and i just was there and the asked for who was on the advisory board and couldn't get the list. and the black history month and trying to get a list there and i am going to my archives and i got a list and no cooperation from the northern station and so i am going to ask for investigation, the officers down there and we have big problems in the community even with me. and i come up here telling you
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all, how good of your officers are and i worked with it is first mayor who was the chief of police and i was the first black on this campaign and so i will go back with the rank and file with the chiefs of the police, and i am really respected here it is your lower and sometimes of the officers and perhaps your new officers that are come ng and i am requesting that you pull over your community police. >> thank you. >> you have been chomping at the bit, come on up. >> i would like good evening, i have not been around for a couple of weeks i would like to district attorneys a couple of issues, i remember a few years ago, mr. president, and jim, and it was where she was and where she is, but we dealt with that crime lab. and on the rape kit and now we come back and 720 rape kits not
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been tested? chief. and did a great job with that and focused on it like a laser and i thought that, and i am apparently a snot. and then the next issue, the police corruption. and i think that we got to focus and we have got 1700, give or take. police officers, so we got five. one retired. and it is not a big deal. i was on the phone with somebody on the east coast. he said that clyde i just put that... and i said what? he said, pimping chief, and he said, yeah. prostitution, and i said these
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are cops. we are not that bad. and it happened on your watch. and you know, no it didn't really happen on your watch. it happened on the watch and go down, and layed it off and we put them on ice and you have to deal with it and that is sad. don't you, you are the chief. and it will be all right, though. >> take care people. >> thank you, clyde. >> miss brown? >> hello everyone, my name is paulett brown and i am here concerning my son, and i would like to use the overhead. >> he was murdered on august 14, 2006. his birthday is coming up, in april, april 6th. it was an aries.
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i miss him very much. i come here because this is my therapy, you guys. sometimes, i don't want to cry, but, i need to. this case is not solved. i am still suffering his mother. and i don't want no one to go through this. these are the guys that killed my son. >> they murdered him. >> sit down. >> that name right there, thomas, he is a christian name and it is the one that shot him. how long am i going to have to
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go through this? am not asking for sympathy and i am not asking for anything, i just want justice for my child. and this has been, going on eight years. and i am not here to make you guys feel sorry for me. but, put on a hat as a parent, put all on your parent hat and then you can understand how i feel. and he was only 17 years old. what a life ahead of him. and i am tired, i am literally tired this. and this is something that i hate to be doing for the rest of my life but i have to do it, because if i don't, i will be in the hospital somewhere.
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i do this for every mother out there that is going through this, look at my face and you can see those other mothers. and i had this of my child and of his mother's over his casket. and i needed to do this tonight. and i'm also going back to school to get my mental health license and substance abuse certificate so i can understand why people do things the way they do it. but it does not justify taking someone's child from them. it does not justify what they did to my child. >> and i need the justice.
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any further public comment? >> public comment is now closed. >> please call line item number 3a, the chief's report. >> okay. >> and line item 3a and the chief's report of recent activities. >> good evening, commissioner and public. and just to address a couple of things that were spoken of first miss brown as we said every week, if we can get anybody to come forward the 24 hour, tip line, is 575-4444, and we would really love to give you closure on your case, and as we have discussed before, some of the folks that are on that list, have been in and out of custody, albeit not for your son's murder. and so again, whatever we can do, and whatever the public can do to help us. we will do it. >> and as far as the gifts that were spoken of by another speaker, that refers to the 50
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lap tops that were donated by hp to the academy some years ago. they were not other gifts, it was 50 laptops. and then, the backlog, captain pray has actually been here to present that going forward in 2014, there will be no backlog and we have a plan for address the backlog that had been acquired over many years, and there was never zeroed out by the commissioner, and so with regard to what is going on, obviously, the events of last thursday, where a couple of speakers spoke of, five police officers being indicted the allegations are serious and the department takes it serious and they have been suspended without pay and if found guilty and they are entitled to due process and, held innocent until proven guilty and i will recommend the termination and as far as the other officers, i think that mr. washington described it, we have a
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terrific police department, and the events of the other day have shaken the department, but again, they go out and do a spectacular job and in fact we closed february out as only the second month since 1963 where there were no homicides in the city of san francisco at all. that said, current events, we did suffer what appears to have been a murder/suicide at a convolesent home and all indications appear that to be the case. so all homicides, which now this year are three have also left hand solved. >> on some other matters, the officers have been busy, and our combined charity from last year were exceeded $200,000 of combined contributions by officers, again, led the city,
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of all of the city departments and the garfield park, and deployment of officers, and there has completely changed that park now. and if you talk to any of the residents, it is a great plan and a great partnership with the park and rec. and i want to thank the commissioner for being there the other day. and it was actually on thursday. where we promoted, and we had the ceremony which is important and timely and that the supervision is important in making sure that even the suggestion of what was suggested last thursday and we had a departure from the command staff last week and on friday, deputy chief loftus retired and commissioner simes was elevated to deputy chief and captain mozer from the mission station has replaced him as the commander of investigation and dan pray that i spoke of earlier after his cap able job at the crime lab is the new captain at mission station and i am going to defer
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the rest of my comments in the lieu that i am losing my voice. >> but i would like to commend commissioner loftus wlo who* was one of the 2014 james irvine foundation leader awards for her work at the center of wellness along with dr. harris, and i had the pleasure of being at the opening last week, and it was incredibly well attended by the mayor, and the attorney general and the district, and on a supervisor cohen daniel leary, and i think that they are on to something it is just too small, so hopefully with all of that support, we can get at these young kids that are being traumatized when they are relevant little and it is effecting their ability to learn and the only way that they meet the cops is when we are helping them get jobs
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during the summer time and with that i will close my presentation. >> again, congratulations to commissioner loftus, we are proud of you. >> please call line item 3 b, occ director's report. >> occ direct's report, discussion and review of the recent activities. >> good evening president mazzucco, and commissioner and chief sir and members of the audience, i don't believe that we have had a meeting since the occ, met with a representatives on valentines day. of the ucdavis police accountability office. you know, although we did have a meeting in the community, i didn't have an opportunity to report this. the uc davis, uc davis is establishing a police accountability board in light
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of the incident that occurred on or in 2011, november of 2011 with occupy protestors where they were pepper sprayed and it is the first of its kind on a campus where there will be representatives from the faculty and also from the student body, to invest gate complaints civilian complaints, of misconduct against a university police, and the attorney is vargus and sam and as well as deputy director eric and i, it has been about three hours, describing to the chief compliance officer at uc davis. how we do things at the office of citizen complaints and i commend the chancler at uc
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davis for implementing this in light of what occurred, and to bring a sense of police accountability to the students and the faculty at that campus. and the pepper spraying that took place at uc davis resulted in over a 1 million dollar settlement to the 30 or so, demonstraters who were pepper sprayed. >> next week you will hear a lot from me and i will be delivering the occ report as well as the comprehensive statistical report for february and that concludes my report for this evening. >> thanks, director hicks. >> any questions for director hicks? >> great. please call item three, c. >> commission report and discussion and commission president's report and commissioners report. >> i just have a report,dy attend as the chief told you the promotional ceremony last thursday and it was great to see all of the new young
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sergeants and the new commander. and it was great to see the families celebrating their success in the police department and it was a great opportunity to see the future leaders of the department and remind them, that we do hold them to very high standard because they hold the public trust in their hands and i tell you there is a great batch of young sergeants lieutenants and a commander and the sergeant and there are books on the ground that do the day-to-day supervisors and it was a great group and on friday i attended the last day retirement party for deputy chief john loftus who has been before this commission on numerous occasions and he is well known for his very brief, presentations, sometimes too brief, commissioner chan? >> and i teased him because sometimes he gets up to speak and the chief would turn and goes here comes the voice and he put on his voice but he is a great leader and he served almost every capacity in this department. with honor. and he was a perfect gentleman,
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a great investigator and i heard a little story yesterday, i was talking to an individual who works in the police gas station and he told me that department loftus, said thank you for everything that you do. thank you for everything that you do. and that is the leader. and just sort of sums it up and he is going to be greatly missed and enjoy his retirement, but he was a good guy. >> commissioners? >> commissioner chan? >> i will certainly miss deputy chief loftus and two of my favorite police officers and since i joined the police commission and the yuf nile justice policy and i am sad that i think that they look too young to retire because they object to that. and i know that they are going to do a lot for it and going forward as the alumni of the department and so a couple of things, we know that commissioner kingly is no longer to the commission and
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she reorganized her house and did the detailed and commissioner turman and all of the things that we need to do and commissioner kingsley is also the one on the commission that asked the very detailed and very thoughtful questions and she listens to every word of every presentation here. and she is something who is very compassionate and very hard and committed to the city. and i am sad that she is not on the commission any more but i know that she is moving on to bigger adventures and two more things and one is a couple of weeks ago on valentine weekend, on the lum nar parade, goit to walk with the chief. and the line members of the department and it was the coolest percent ever and hundreds of thousands of people and i was waving and my husband joined me and how exciting to with in the city and, i assume
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and it was quite exciting and lastly, the crisis intervention team and i wanted to mention that mental health association and which is a major association here in san francisco and in the mental health policy issues. and at their banquet this friday and i just learned about this, and he is going to train up the cit officers and to really get it going, this apparatus of connecting our cit offices with the need and there is a lot of need to be done and the commander took up that work and is engaging in it and he is recognized and that is exciting. >> there will also be a panel specifically about the san francisco cit program this coming friday at the dignity and recovery conference and i will be on that panel and support the work that they are doing and the mental elth providers and it will be on this friday. and around and is there anything further? >> okay, if you like to call
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item... well if you call line item 3 d. >> i would like to make an announcement. >> okay. >> do you want to go? >> i did not see the button. >> i don't have a button, that is okay. >> in between buttons that is okay. i will use this mic, that is more important. and more dangerous. and i would like to thank the chief to come from that and highlights that the police department goes to our organization which is one of the three in the building and we worked with it in the health center and to create a response wrapped around the pediatric home for kids and familis in the bay view and the on the third floor is the children's advocacy center. and this is one of the best practices in the child abuse investigation and what it means is that instead of a child having to go to five different place and get interviewed in five different rooms, there is one child friendly location
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that they go to and they can get the short term counseling right after that and it is really going to help the city and the department and the da's office and hold the folks accountible who hurt kids and it is an important part of the space and it was great to have you there and thank you for your ongoing support for kids in san francisco. >> and i just wanted to clear up the record, loftus is neither my dad or my husband and i did not actually meet him until i was already a district attorney and i married into the loftus family and i will tell you that i was able to benefit from marrying into the loftus family because the police officers who got a subpoena from district attorney loftus thought that i was his daughter or something and so they were very quick to respond and he just had an incredible reputation not only as a gentleman and a professional and just a really good officer who took the job seriously and valued the public trust and good at investigating case and that is mourned by me despite being married to him and having
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him as my dad. >> commissioner turman? >> i wanted to join, commissioner chan as well as yourself and mr. president, and congratulations deputy chief, loftus, on his retirement and thanking him for that. and i want to acknowledge that kingsley will be greatly missed and i did do a great deal. i know that she is pursuing other activities, to make it even more committed to san francisco, and i wish her the best of luck. for i would be remiss if i did not say what a tremendously brilliant organization that john irvine foundation is for awarding loftus who is a tremendous san franciscan, and an advocate for children and an advocate for her community and

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